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Search all GPOs at once

Posted on 2007-03-19
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I am using Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, SP1 and I was wondering if there is any way to search all my GPOs at once?  I have a policy that is pushing a PowerUser group but I have no idea which policy it is.  Thanks!
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by:Netman66
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Wait for Longhorn!  LOL....

Unfortunately, this is the pain point of GPOs - right now there is no easy way to do this.  You can run GPRESULT on the client machine and see exactly what policies are being applied to that workstation.  It's under the Computer Configuration.

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by:cnalley
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Thanks Netman66!

How about a third-party application.  Does anyone know of some add-on that can search all the GPOs for a phrase or something?  
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by:Jay_Jay70
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you can run rsop.msc on any machine within the domain and it will show you which policy is forcing the setting......it will only show policies that apply to itself however
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by:cnalley
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Thanks Jay Jay,
rsop only works for policies set with the standard settings.  We are using Policy Maker Pro which extends GPOs and they do not show in rsop so we really need something that will actually search through all the GPOs.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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this is true :) sorry i didnt think about that little fact :)
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Netman66 earned 2000 total points
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All the settings are simple INI's that are stored in SYSVOL\domain\policies - you may get a script to look at each for Restricted Groups - it'll only be present if the setting has been made.

Once found, then the GUID of the policy is the foldername and can be found in ADUC with Advanced turned on.

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by:cnalley
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You are a genius Netman!  Thank you so much.  

I'm using GPMC so I had to go to Group Policies and look at each one to find the GUID of the policy I was looking for but that was a much easier needle find in my haystack of GPOs.

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